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Feast of Weeks
Religion  -  JUDAISM
Festival Date  -     SEPTEMBER


The feast of the fiftieth Day has been a many-sided one, and hence has been called by using many names. in the Hebrew Bible or old testomony it is referred to as the "feast of Harvest" (Exodus 12:sixteen) and the "ceremonial dinner of Weeks" (Deuteronomy 16:10), additionally the "Day of the first-end result" (Numbers 27:26).

inside the later literature it changed into referred to as also the "last pageant" (Haggai 2:4). it's far known as, too, the "remaining season of the Passover" to distinguish it from the 7th day of Passover and from the remaining day of the ceremonial dinner of Tabernacles, i.e., the stop of the fruit harvest (Leviticus 23:36, Numbers 29:35, and Deuteronomy 16:8).

In Palestine, the grain harvest lasted seven weeks and turned into a season of gladness (Deuteronomy 16:9). It commenced with the harvesting of the barley at some point of the Passover and ended with the harvesting of the wheat at Pentecost, the wheat being the final cereal to ripen. Pentecost was therefore the concluding competition of the grain harvest, simply as the eighth day of Tabernacles was the concluding competition of the fruit harvest.

The banquet of Weeks is the second one of the 3 festivals to be celebrated by the altar dance of all adult males on the sanctuary. they may be to deliver to the sanctuary "the primary-fruits of wheat harvest," "the primary-culmination of thy labors which thou hats sown within the subject." these aren't offerings sincerely prescribed for the network; "however with a tribute of a loose-will offering of thine hand . . . shalt thou [the individual] have fun before the Lord thy God, thou and thy son and thy daughter, . . . the Levity this is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow" (Deuteronomy 16:9-12).

however, there may be a often appointed first-fruit providing which the entire community must bring. It consists of  first-fruit loaves ("lemme hari-kari") of recent meal, of -tenths of an hyphae, baked with leaven. The loaves were to be waved; for this reason the call "wave-loaves". moreover, diverse animal sacrifices were enjoined, and no paintings turned into approved. In Numbers 27:26-31, the primary Pentecostal imparting is one of new meal. there may be also a list of grain and animal services differing particularly from that during Leviticus 23:15-22. those services are to be made in addition to the fixed every day offering.


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